Ulleskelf tree planting

Parish of Ulleskelf Sportsfield making it Happen (PUSH) and Brownie and Scout groups and football team will be holding a community tree planting fun event at the village sportsfield on November 18 from 10.30am onwards. People can sponsor a tree for £1 and put their name on the sapling they plant. Event Organiser Anne Temple said it was a way to mark the Diamond Jubilee.

“We hope to raise funds towards building a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and update our pavilion,” said Anne.

“This will support the thriving Ulleskelf Junior Football Club and will also attract new sports users, as we will be providing for other sports such as tennis, netball and basketball.

“We hope our trees will help attract wildlife and make a real difference to everyone who will see them.

“We’d like as many people from the community to come along and help us.”

Victoria Hodson from the Woodland Trust added: “We are delighted PUSH are using our free tree scheme to plant more trees in Ulleskelf.

“Communities are transforming their neighbourhoods, growing their own fruits and food, creating shade and shelter, and providing new homes for wildlife.

“This year, we are offering more free trees as part of our Jubilee Woods Project to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, and would love more communities to get involved.”

The Trust aims to plant six million trees in total throughout 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee. Communities and schools are at the heart of the project, with more free Jubilee tree packs available for Spring 2013 which groups can apply for now.